New database, content management products announced

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Crosslinks GmbH and SQLBoss have announced a new product line of database and content management systems, which includes SQLBoss Monitor and SQLBoss Developer.

SQLBoss Monitor is a tool for managing the content of Web-enabled databases. The import/export functionality and the dynamically generated data entry layouts provide a method for keeping Web sites up-to-date, according to MacTech magazine. The built-in WYSIWYG HTML field editor even makes it possible to highlight text with a single click.

SQLBoss Developer is an application for rapid database development on remote hosts. Designers can create and change databases and export their work as fully functional PHP files. Additionally, the software includes all features of SQLBoss Monitor.

Both products are available for the traditional Mac operating system and Mac OS X. A public preview release includes mySQL support (fully implemented), PostgreSQL (beta), ODBC (beta) and Local Databases (beta). Users without access to a database-server may use the "rentAbase.com" service offered by Crosslinks, which will give developers immediate access to a database and Webspace for dynamic Web pages. The public preview version includes fully functional Mail and News modules.

SQLBoss Monitor is available for US$19.95 and is free when using a " rentAbase.com " plug-in. SQLBoss Developer costs $99.95. Customers purchasing SQLBoss Developer before the its final release on Oct. 1 will receive a 25 percent discount. And all registered customers will receive free updates up to version 2.0.

"We are also very pleased to introduce a series of plug-ins for SQLBoss Developer and SQLBoss Monitor," said Florian Rath, managing director of Crosslinks. "The plug-ins enhance the software and enable a wealth of great features such as out-of-the-box news and mail management. Developers producing dynamic Web sites appreciate the simplicity of the application. There's no more need to develop a Web site admin area for content management as almost all features for maintaining the content reside in the plug-ins, including styling and sizing of text."

The list of available plug-ins includes Mail Manager, News Manager, Content Manager, Shop Manager, FAQ Manager, Calendar, Shopping Mall, Data Sharing, Registration System, Payment & Order Manager and Banner Management. They offer both offline working and online synchronization with the host. (Crosslinks GmbH provides the hosting at this stage and is seeking other ASPs and ISPs to implement the server-side application.)

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